Message from the Chief
Welcome to the Pendleton Fire & Ambulance Departments Web Page. I hope that you find our site useful and informative.
The Pendleton Fire & Ambulance Department consists of 22 career employees and 20 volunteer Fire and EMS reserves. The department has three Fire/Rescue Stations. Station 1 located at 911 S.W. Court Avenue houses 4 career staff per shift and the Fire Administration offices. Station 2 at 1200 Southgate Avenue is home to 2 career staff per shift and Station 3, located at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport is un-manned. Our department responds to over 2500 calls for service per year. We provide Fire/Rescue and Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service to the City of Pendleton and contracted services to 4 special districts around Pendleton. We also provide paramedic ambulance response to our entire Ambulance Service Area (ASA) which covers approximately 1800 square miles in Umatilla County, OR.
In addition to challenges we face in our own department, the Pendleton Fire Department participates in the regional Hazardous Materials Response Team through the State Fire Marshal’s Office. This team serves Umatilla, Morrow and Union Counties with spill and hazard control services. We participate in fire investigations with the Oregon Trail Fire Investigation Team. Affectionately referred to as “The Posse” We also work with the Oregon Trail Fire Training Association to provide quality fire and rescue training to our region. We are working with the public works department and local industry to establish a technical rescue team for our area.
Each member of the Pendleton Fire and Ambulance department are committed to a proactive approach and putting forth their best efforts to prevent and protect our citizens and their property from harm. We also enlist the help of the public in this pursuit by becoming active in fire and life safety.
Enjoy your travels through our website. We welcome your comments and feedback on how to improve this site as well as the services we provide.
Thank you for visiting us,
Gary A. Woodson, Fire Chief